Today's Opinions

  • Letter to the editor: People can support alcohol sales while fighting drugs

    There are a few (very few) people in our community who seem to believe that alcohol is of the Devil and since everyone is entitled to their opinion, I’d like to take this opportunity to share mine.
    I recently accepted a job as the general manager of Elk Creek Vineyards and I’ve been asked how I can “promote the sale of alcohol and  a drug-free Owen County.”

  • Letter to the editor: Browning-Wainscott announces candidacy

    My name is Marlene Browning-Wainscott and I would like to take this opportunity to say how excited I am to announce my candidacy for Owen County Clerk.
    My husband, Jason Wainscott, and I have owned and operated our business, Full Service Automotive, in Owenton for 8 years and during that time I earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Kentucky State University.

  • Letter to the editor: Volunteer firefighters appreciate support

    The Owenton/Owen County Fire Departments/Owen County Search and Rescue would like to thank the following for help in making our 50th annual Christmas supper a success.
    The staff at Meadowview Shopwise, including Rod, Bud, Mark, Julie, Audrey, Dot, John and Amanda, for the meats, trays and all the fixings.
    We would also like to thank Owen County Judge-executive Carolyn Keith, Owenton Mayor Doug West and Owen County Treasurer Meagan Greenlee.

  • Letter to the editor: Use the season to give the gift of life

    As we gather with family during the holiday, many of us wish to give back and help others. Often, we struggle to find the time and means to do so. However, this Christmas, there is something everyone can do that costs nothing, takes less than a minute and gives hope to thousands of children, adults and their families in need.
    In the nation, 120,000 patients wait for transplants. Each day, 18 people die waiting for their gift of life. If you ‘hate the wait’ like we do, please consider joining the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

  • Letter to the editor: Evans announces candidacy for Owen County judge-executive

    My name is Fred Evans and I would like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for Owen County judge executive. As most of you know I have spent my 42 year career in the insurance industry, including the last 18 years as the manager of Owen County Farm Bureau.
    My wife Linda and I have been married for 48 years. We have three daughters and six grandchildren.
    I am a Vietnam veteran, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Masonic Lodge.

  • Letter to the editor: Former pastor looking for old friends

    I was pastor at Greenup Fork and Pleasant Ridge, and when Pleasant Ridge wanted to go full-time I went with them full-time. I had a wonderful time with the people at both churches and would be happy to renew friendship with anyone who remembers me, and make new friends with anyone else there who wishes to do so.

  • Letter to the editor: Grandmother appreciates Storytime

    My 3-year old grandson Max  is one of the lucky children who benefits from the story hour that the (Owen County Public) library and Susan Hampton provides at the Raisin Factory Daycare.
    I want you to know, and I’m sure I speak for other parents and grandparents, that I appreciate this service that the library provides. Max says that he is “Miss Susan” while pretending to read to his 2-year-old cousin and his brother. I’ve also heard other parents tell me that their children play “Miss Susan” at home as well.

  • Letter to the editor: Second-hand smoke is still a problem

    Some people claim that smoke-free laws are government’s infringement on private-property rights. Business owners may privately own their business, but by inviting the public in, they are required by the government to ensure safe food and clean water. Similarly, government has the responsibility to regulate the indoor air we breathe, free of secondhand smoke pollution.